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Daycare leaves toddler behind at New York beach

Heckscher State Park Beach in New York where tot was left behind after a daycare outing. Photo via Wikipedia.

A 2-year-old toddler girl was left behind after an outing with the ‘Our Little Darlings Day Care’ center in Bay Shore, New York. The daycare center took the children in their care to the state park on Tuesday and subsequently left the youngster behind.

According to the police report, a woman said the toddler had been playing with her child at the beach when she started to get concerned. She said she was preparing to leave around 3:30 pm but couldn’t locate the child’s mother.

The daycare center reportedly called police three hours later to ask if they knew where the little girl was.

While no formal charges have been filed, police say they will investigate the incident.

The toddler was returned to her mother unharmed.